How did WSU's Vince Mayle do at NFL Combine?

COUGAR FANS WATCHED Vince Mayle tear it up statistically in his final season at WSU. But he's never been a burner, and he ran a slower than expected 4.73 on his first attempt in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine on Saturday. And the tweets soon followed.

Granted, Mayle in his second attempt improved his time to 4.67 seconds. However, it was the third-slowest time clocked by a receiver according to

Mayle's vertical jump was measured at 35 1/2 inches, landing him in the middle of the pack for receivers (the top mark was a 45-inch jump, the lowest was 27.5 inches).

Mayle broad-jumped 117 inches, which ranked near the bottom of the wide receivers' group. The top mark was 139, the low was 108.

Mayle did finish near the top of the wide receiver's group in other drills. In the three-cone drill, Mayle finished with a time of 6.93. The top mark for the wideouts was 6.63.

Mayle's 20-yard shuttle run time was 4.13. The best among wide receivers in that competition was a 3.98.

As mentioned earlier, Mayle was not allowed to bench press because of a broken thumb.

Here's what people were saying about Mayle's 40 times:

NFL Draft writer Tyler Morales predicted on twitter Mayle is going to Philadelphia. He went on to say Mayle is "not a burner at all but he has size that Chip Kelly likes in his wide receivers."

Chris Cheung, a writer for, tweeted this after Mayle's first 40-yard time: "Vince Mayle is slow...didn't expect that from the way people talked about him."

Smart Football editor Chris B. Brown said on twitter that Mayle's times were disappointing. He said Mayle is a "raw, physical guy who needed a better showing than a 4.67 40."

Mike Loyko, a New England Patriots and NFL Draft analyst, admired Mayle for doing the drills with a broken thumb, calling it tough.

After the initial negative tweets following Mayle's first 40 time, fans started to praise him, saying he looked like "a tank" and that he was making the combine look easy during ball-catching drills.

Here are some fan comments on twitter about Mayle's performance on Saturday:
On twitter, Terry Madden, a WR/QB from Feather River College, called Mayle the most underrated receiver in the 2015 draft.

Tyson Banker, a teacher at Edge School for Athletes in Calgary, Alberta, tweeted that he thought the day was awful for Mayle.

QB Connor Halliday: Zig Fracassi, host/anchor for Sirius-XM NFL Radio, tweeted "The Rob Rang agrees with me: WSU quarterback Connor Halliday should be higher thought of, if he overcomes his ankle injury."

DL Xavier Cooper: Stephen Culley, a draft writer for The Bills Mafia, tweeted that he is "legitimately in love with Xavier Cooper." Culley said he tries to "replace" Fred Jackson and Kyle Williams every year, and Cooper is "the new Kyle." Kyle Williams is a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills.

Halliday is not testing in on-field events while he rehabs his surgically repaired leg Indy while Cooper tests on Sunday.

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